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Clearlight Symphony LP
Wah Wah LPS106 || 2012 || $ | | ¥ +p&p

Reissue of a classic LP featuring Steve Hillage, Tim Blake and Didier Malherbe.

A marvelously florid, unabashedly, classic symphonic progressive album originally released on Virgin Records in 1975 and now available on vinyl once again. Composed, arranged and masterminded by Cyrille Verdeaux whose ample keyboard skills pilot the entire enterprise.

Another very fine Wah Wah reissue, and one licensed from the artist himself as was the Delired Cameleon Family LP which also features Cyrille.

Interestingly this re-issue reverses the order of the sides as they appeared on the original Virgin release. The order here, which is more logical, is apparently the way it should have been in the first place.

First Side:
  1. Clearlight Symphony Part I (C. Verdeaux)
Second Side:
  1. Clearlight Symphony Part II (C. Verdeaux)
Personnel First Side:
  • Cyrille Verdeaux{Grand Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Gong}
  • Christian Boulé {Electric guitar}
  • Gilbert Artman {Drums, Vibraphone, Percussion}
  • Martin Issacs {Bass}
Personnel Second Side:
  • Cyrille Verdeaux{Grand Piano, Organ, Mellotron, Synthesized Bass}
  • Tim Blake {Synthesizer VCS3, Percussions}
  • Steve Hillage {Electric Guitar}
  • Didier Malherbe {Tenor Sax}